Random House is also the publisher for Fifty Shades of Grey and is fighting bans in Georgia and Wisconsin.
At one point, she said, her editor at Ecco, her publisher, Dan Halpern, called one of the scenes “Lawrencian.”
On Sunday the publisher was caught flat-footed and scrambling to respond to the leak.
The Dinner has already surpassed perhaps the biggest barrier to success in the American market—finding a publisher.
The Church was provided no advance copy, despite five requests to Mr. Wright and his publisher Knopf to do so.
The money must always be sent, with the names, direct to the publisher.
The publisher told the boy that he was engaged, and the gentleman must wait.
He served as a publisher's hack and he knew from personal experience the woes of Grub-street writers.
"Safe, perfectly safe," the publisher said to him in a whisper.
Lewis, the publisher, was a Roman Catholic, and an old schoolfellow of the poet.